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Saskatoon

A welcoming prairie spirit is as integral to Saskatoon as the river flowing through the heart of the city

Endlessly inviting. Spirited. Youthful and ever-changing. Fuelled by creative spirit Saskatoon is in the midst of an urban rebirth, 6,000 years in the making. The beating heart of Saskatchewan culture and scientific innovation, meeting planners can count on a warm reception when the red carpet is rolled out on these northern prairies. Here, creative conference planners embrace research centres, groundbreaking arts, ancient cultures, and inventive cuisine to create memorable, and immersive, delegate experiences.

Saskatoon by the Numbers

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS

4,900

TOTAL MEETING SPACE

74,322 sq m | 800,000 sq ft

TCU PLACE

9,662 sq m | 104,000 sq ft |
1,424 Gala

PRAIRIELAND PARK TRADE & CONVENTION CENTRE

22,296 sq m | 240,000 sq ft |
2,880 Gala

BIGGEST HOTEL BALLROOM

1,461 sq m | 15,730 sq ft |
1,200 Gala

Experts to help you plan
Conventions Saskatoon

Entering Canada
Destination Canada

Time Zone
Central Time Zone

Current Time

This place is perfect for meetings that:

  • Connect industry and education — University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Polytechnic researchers support conferences
  • Involve local industry leaders in their agenda: biotech, life sciences, mining, nuclear research, Canada’s largest science project are all here
  • Seek central and affordable mid-size destinations where their meeting is the main attraction
  • Incorporate a balance of work, play and culture in their agendas

You can count on:

  • Open hearts. Open minds. Saskatoon is open for business.
  • Convention support from Conventions Saskatoon from bid, to booking to final farewells
  • Being the star of the show – Saskatoon welcomes big events with open arms
  • TCU Place Arts and Convention Centre – located downtown within a 10-minute drive of the airport and University
  • An array of hotel, meeting and special event venues within a comfortable walk of each other
  • A progressive dining scene and more ways to serve Saskatoon berries than you could ever imagine
  • Your guests checking out the lineup for next year’s Fringe Festival

 

MOVING YOUR PEOPLE

Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE) to registration desk: approximately 10 to 15-minute drive

VIA Rail Canada has a Saskatoon stop for easy access to destinations throughout Canada

Once you’re here: kayak, segway, bicycle, classic car rental

BEFORE — AFTER — IN-BETWEEN MEETINGS

PLANNING ESSENTIALS

Get a good night’s rest

Trusted brand names you’ll recognize include: Best Western, Delta, Hilton, Radisson, Ramada, Sheraton and more. Enjoy boutique style on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River at the James Hotel. Or sleep like kings and queens at Delta Bessborough by Marriott, a beautiful historic castle.

Stretch your budget in Canada

It’s a fact. Event dollars go further in Canada. With the Canadian dollar hovering between 25 and 30% below the U.S. dollar, planners are encouraged to enhance theiR meeting experience here. Dollars saved on the program requirements can translate into more bells and whistles or your bottom line, you pick.

Groups coming from outside of Canada may be eligible for tax incentives — inquire at time of booking

Foreign Exchange

Biggest bang for your meeting buck

September to early December

Late April to June

Weather

Spring

-4°C to 11°C

24.8°F to 51.8°F

Summer

10°C to 25°C

50°F to 77°F

Fall

-3°C to 11°C

26.6°F to 51.8°F

 

Winter

-19°C to -8°C

-2.2°F to 17.6°F

Here's how we can help you get planning

The team at Business Events Canada helps meeting planners bring corporate, association and incentive events to Canada. Contact our team for:

  • Inspiration
  • Impartial insights
  • Introductions
  • Bid assistance
  • Planning tool kit